2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

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$67,150

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2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider
2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Snarling acceleration
  • Razor-sharp handling
  • Exotic Italian styling
  • Lightning-fast shifts
  • Exclusivity
  • Addictive exhaust note

The bad:

  • Absurdly cheap interior materials
  • Ridiculously loud inside
  • Manual steering
  • Limited seat adjustment
  • Poor outward visibility
  • Almost no cabin storage

1 trim

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Our 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Newly standard features
  • Subcompact, two-seat, rear-wheel-drive sports car
  • Mid-engine turbo four-cylinder
  • Dual-clutch automatic transmission only
  • Extensive carbon fiber and aluminum
  • Extremely lightweight

2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider?

Taking cues from its celebrated track heritage, the Alfa Romeo 4C is Italian designer wear in the sports car class. This ultralight two-door weighs less than 2,500 pounds and is available in convertible (Spider) form with minimalist interior furnishings. It’s powered by a 237-horsepower, turbocharged 1.7-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The 4C competes with the likes of the Jaguar F-Type and Porsche 718.

What’s New on the 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider?

A backup camera, rear parking sensors and cruise control are now standard; they were previously available in the Convenience Group, which has been discontinued. A race-tuned suspension, carbon-fiber mirrors (with or without Italian flags) and a microfiber steering wheel are now stand-alone options instead of being included in track packages.

What Features in the 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Are Most Important?

Extensive use of carbon fiber and aluminum make the 4C a bantamweight by today’s standards, and the tiny 1.7-liter engine belts out an impressive 237 hp. That makes for a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 160 mph, Alfa says. But it’s more important to understand what features the 4C doesn’t have: power steering, a cushy (or quiet) interior, up-to-date connectivity for your devices and luggage space for two. Likewise, the Spider’s effort-intensive removable soft-top has the effect of a Targa-style removable roof rather than a full, open-air convertible.

Should I Buy the 2019 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider?

This is a bare-knuckles sports car for someone who likes living on the edge and couldn’t care less about comfort, convenience or relaxed road trips. It’s a blast to drive when you can enjoy the impressive performance, but be prepared to give it your full-time attention, keeping both hands on the wheel, and be extremely forgiving about the lack of amenities you’d typically find in cars today. Also, be prepared to pay though the nose even if it is technically more affordable than other exotic, head-turning performance cars.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

A Mini Supercar!!

I am shocked this car was even built. It it nothing short of a modern interpretation of the old MG, Triumph, Austin Healey, Mini, with none of the quirks. It demands your undivided attention. Seriously fast. Must have cost a fortune to design, build, test, market, etc. Fiat had to know they were catering to a very small demographic of owner. If you love the fast diminishing art of driving for no other reason other than to drive (fast), this is your car. Too many reviews of this car miss the point. The 4C is fantastic.

4.7

Best Bang for Buck Sports car right now

Love it. The design is beautiful. The hand built nature with a mid-engine design, and a carbon fiber chassis is only found in super cars 2-3x as much. Watch iTunes Supercar Superbuild on the 4c and you’ll appreciate it for what this car is and not try to compare it with the Porsche Cayman, Corvettes, or others. It’s rarer and exotic than those. It’s more impractical and less everyday than those. This car isn’t trying to be those - its 100% driver enthusiast car - more like a motorcycle with 4 wheels demanding 100% attention. It’s a new “old school” sports car. The car is not the most comfortable. Not the fastest although it’s very quick 0-60 in about 4.1 sec. Not that practical - little storage. However, the sum of its parts and the driving experience is ridiculous and the most fun that I’ve ever had on 4 wheels. It really does feel special and when they stop building it in a year - it’s done. I get stopped all the time asking about it so it definitely turns heads more than the Porsche, Corvettes, etc where they’re just more common to see on the road. Whether it continues to age well and become more desirable as time goes on, it’s likely. I will say the simplistic nature and minimal electronics and more mechanical, sparse nature of the car should age better over many years than most cars today. (Think 30-40 years). Most of all - if you evaluate the comparisons - this car can be had with heavy mark downs right now so while MSRP>MSRP comparisons are similar, you can get the 4C $20-30K less than comparable Caymans or well equipped Corvettes which to me increases the gem factor of the 4C today.

5.0

Excellent

Great experience with Jay and whole staff at MB Auto Sales. They were able to work with me and got me exactly what I needed and wanted! Definitely recommend for the next time you’re in the market!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Alfa Romeo
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/less than 50,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
5 years/100,000 miles
Powertrain
5 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
169-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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